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Shade Mountain Trail

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Alt Names Bald Eagle State Forest, Shade Mountain OHM Trail System, Diamond Trail, Deer Spring Trail, Mitchell Trail, Tram Trail, Varner Gap, Shawyerville Trail, Arney Gap, Allen Gap, West Boyer Trail, Dug Trail, Forster Gap, Shellenberger Gap, Richfield Path, Snyder County, Juniata County
Last Known Status Closed For Season

Located in the Bald Eagle State Forest just north of the Juaniata and Snyder county lines, this area offers about 17 miles of enduro style trails that are geared toward the more advanced rider. Trails are marked with purple blazes and terrain mainly consists of numerous rocky sections, steep climbs with sharp off camber turns.

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Nearest City Mcalisterville, PA
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From: Mcalisterville, PA
1) Take SR-235 north about 5.5 miles
2) Staging area is on the right.
Area Trail
Land State Forest
Rating Rating    Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
Miles Of Trail 17
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 1600 to 2100 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has little mud after it rains.Little
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Single Track This state forest has almost all single track trails.All
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has mostly expert terrain.Mostly
Comment Motorcycle trails are marked with purple blazes.
Permit Required No
Dates Open Friday before Memorial Day through last full weekend in September; reopens day after deer hunting season through April 1
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Prohibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Prohibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction Not Recommended
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited keep vehicle on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (SW) Lewistown Hospital (717) 248-5411
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (S) Exxon/Rosewood Market (717) 463-3259
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (SW) Exxon/Deans Store (717) 463-2411
Potable Water Water 5-20 Miles (NE) Shady Brook Campground & Boat Rental (570) 837-9773
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (NE) Shady Brook Campground & Boat Rental (570) 837-9773
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (NE) Shady Brook Campground & Boat Rental (570) 837-9773
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (NE) Shady Brook Campground & Boat Rental (570) 837-9773
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (S) Exxon/Rosewood Market (717) 463-3259
Swimming Swim Area 30+ Miles (NW) Bald Eagle State Park (814) 625-2775
Body of Water Water Body 1-5 Miles (S) Lost Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 30+ Miles (NW) Bald Eagle State Park (814) 625-2775
Contact Info Bald Eagle State Forest
18865 Old Turnpike Road
Millmont, PA 17845
(570) 922-3344
Contact Info Pennsylvania Trail Riders Association


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Shade Mountain Trail Photo

Shade Mountain Trail

Photo Submitted 8/8/2012 (Thanks!)
Shade Mountain Trail Photo

KTM Dirtbike at Shade Mountain Trail

Photo Submitted 8/8/2012 (Thanks!)
Shade Mountain Trail Photo

KTM Motorcycle at Shade Mountain Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Shade Mountain Trail

Photo Submitted 8/9/2012 (Thanks!)
Shade Mountain Trail Photo

Motorbike at Shade Mountain Trail

Photo Submitted 8/9/2012 (Thanks!)
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